€199,000 tax not paid

One owner, very lightly used Tofinou 12

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelLatitude 46 Tofinou 12
DesignerJoubert / Nivelt
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingPalma de Mallorca, Spain


EngineVolvo D1-30 29hp
Engine Hours65
Fuel Capacity99l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity100l


Lightly-used ready-for-sailing example of the beautiful Tofinou 12. VIJONARA is the perfect push botton daysailer capable of hosting guests for occasional weekends.


Launched in 2014 and still in her original ownership, VIJONARA has been very lightly used and has never even been slept on. With very low engine hours and the added advantage of being offered for sale without VAT, she represents a fantastic opportunity to make a huge saving over a new build and can easily be exported anywhere in the world or simply used for exploring the azure waters of the Mediterranean.

Her specification highlights include:
• Three berth layout with a separate head and a galley with fridge and pressurised water.
• Harken electric winches.
• Teak laid deck.
• Retractable bow thruster.
• Retractable anchor.
• Carbon fibre mast and alloy boom
• Full-battened mainsail with lazyjacks
• Electric windlass.
• Electric jib furler
• 1x Code0 with Karver furler and sheets – never used
• Fixed 2.4m draft keel

MANUFACTURER’S COMMENTS (translated from original French text):

Designed by the naval architecture firm Joubert-Nivelt, the Tofinou 12 is faithful to the spirit of the site combining tradition and modernity. Its refined line, its easy to bring and send sails, make the Tofinou 12. a boat with elegant simplicity.

Keeping the line and the aesthetics of its sisterships, but assuming its 12 m, the tofinou12 surprises with the sensations of speed and power that it provides, always with the same simplicity. Fast and safe, it combines the beauty of teak and varnished mahogany with the modernity of the inox and carbon. Easy to maneuver, the Tofinou 12. can sail alone or crew.

The Tofinou 12. (class in constitution), offers great opportunities to race. You will be welcomed in particular at the Régates Impériales of Ajaccio, at the Royal Regattas of Cannes and to end the season, at Les Voiles de St Tropez. Other prestigious regattas welcome the Tofinou 12. to the 4 corners of the world.

Tofinou 12 also allows you to have beautiful solo escapades ... Maneuvers whose ease is enhanced by the return of the plays in the cockpit, spacious and comfortable. Everything is there to give sail, to make room for the pleasure of sailing and even to allow for "Class America" tacking!

Whatever the expectations of his helmsman, Tofinou 12. knows how to make vibrate and arouse powerful emotions: it is singular, strong and mesmerizing.

The stylish interior with the well-kept comfort of Tofinou 12. invites you to rest and enjoy well-being.
A cabin with a kitchen, a shower and a separate toilet constitute a living space that satisfies necessity and aesthetics.

You can go sailing alone or crewed with comfortable berths. The subtlety of this boat will give you pleasure of navigation and satisfaction of moments of shared conviviality.


Latitude 46 is a builder of both sailing and motor boats and has been based in France for the last 25 years on the Ile de Re. From Australia, through Japan to Bresil, many have succumbed to the charms of these boats with their classical lines beneath which lies the hightest standard of modern construction. And it is here that the unique strenght of the compagny lies; preservation of unique French boat building skills, linked to the most modern methods od building with wood and composites. Without forgetting that each of the Latitude 46 designs bears the signature of Joubert / Nivelt, naval architects whose reputations extend well beyond the borders of Europe.


“The 40-foot Tofinou 12 is a Joubert/Nivelt design, moderate of beam, lean and low-slung, and drawing almost 8 feet—which would be a drawback in many areas of the U.S. East Coast, but makes for an impressively stiff and precise ride to weather. Hull and bulkheads are lightweight fiberglass/foam composites, and the bare minimum of interior furniture and systems—along with a carbon fibre spar—help keep weight down to a svelte 10,500 pounds—about 40 percent less than a typical 40-foot production boat.

Sail controls are led aft to a quartet of Harken winches in the cockpit, where they can be easily tended by the helmsman. Lines run in galleries behind the mahogany-sheathed false coaming and cabin-top sides, which can be removed and stored under cover when the boat is decommissioned.

The work area is concentrated around the twin carbon-fibre wheels, so guests can take it easy on the long teak-covered bench seats. With the autopilot driving, the skipper can easily trim, reef, raise and drop the sails, as well as tack and gybe the boat. But most of the time, he or she will be standing behind one of the leather-trimmed wheels or reclining against the comfortable padded backrests.

Once the big main was up and drawing, the boat hared off on a tight reach, feeling eager to go even before we unrolled the self-tacking jib and sheeted it home. When all you have to do in a tack is put the wheel over, sailing to windward becomes a pleasure. On a boat such as this, which fairly leaps out of a tack as soon as the sails fill, it’s even more rewarding. Hard on the wind, with 15 knots over the deck, the speed readout on the mast flickered readily into the 8s. With the sheets cracked in a freshening breeze we were soon surging along at 9-plus knots, with grins to match.

Belowdecks there’s a choice of two base layouts; accommodations are minimalist but adequate, given the boat’s purpose. One option is an open-plan interior drawn by famous stylist/designer Philippe Starck. You could imagine spending summer evenings reclining with a significant other in the sumptuous leather-lined saloon, the golden glow of oil lamps reflecting in the mirror-tiled wet bar, soft music playing, champagne glasses clinking, basking in the afterglow of a hard day’s sailing. Perhaps Granddad would approve after all…”

Sailmagazine - USA



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the yacht complies with the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised CE certification B.

Hull and deck Construction:
• Lightweight fiberglass and foam composites

Keel & Rudder:
• The keel has a stainless steel fin with a bolted torpedo shape cast lead bulb.
• The top of the fin is recessed into the hull laminate.
• Balanced spade rudder with monocoque foam/glass construction.
• Stainless steel rudder stock


Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta D 1-30 in-line 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated fresh-water cooled diesel engine producing 29 @ 3200 rpm.
• Sail drive gearbox
• Fresh water engine cooling
• Single lever throttle control

Service & Maintenance:
• Engine hours – approx. 65 hours as of October 2018
• Date of last engine service – 2018.

Propulsion & Steering:
• Folding propeller
• Twin helm pedestals with carbon wheels
• Composite steering cables

Bow thruster:
• Lewmar 12vDC bowthruster


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shore power.

Battery Banks:
• 5 x 12v for services, bowthruster, windlass and engine start.

Charging / Inverter:
• 12vDC automatic battery charter

• 1 x 12vDC 115Ah engine-mounted alternator


Fresh Water:
• Hot & cold pressurised water supply with 12v pressure pump
• Hot water tank with engine driven calorifier and 220vAC immersion heater element

Bilge pumps:
• Electric bilge pump
• Manual bilge pump


• 1x 99 litres fuel tank capacity
• Tank gauge under the steps

Fresh Water:
• 1x 100 litres fresh water capacity

Holding Tanks:
• 1x 60 litres black water holding tanks


In Cockpit / On deck:
• B&G autopilot
• Garmin 100i VHF with DSC
• B&G speed, log, echosounder and wind speed
• 3x B&G display at the mast
• 2x compasses


• Foldable stainless steel 1 burners.
• Front opening stainless steel fridge
• Sink with hot & cold pressurised water supplies

• Manual freshwater heads
• Hot & cold pressurised water supply to sinks


Summary of Accommodation:
• Up to 3 berths in one cabin plus a berth aft to port

Accommodation Finish:
• Teak interior joinery
• Teak flooring
• White leather upholstery
• Stainless steel worktops in galley

Accommodation layout from Forward:
• One open plan cabin with double berths
• Two settees aft opposite to each other
• Foldable galley port side with storage.
• Garbage bin opposite to starboard.
• Shower and heads compartement to starboard.
• Further aft a huge storage area that can be used as berth.


• Carbon fibre mast from Axxon
• Aluminium boom
• 7/8 Keel-stepped fractionally-rigged mast with two sets of swept-back spreaders
• Harken mast track
• Harken foot outhaul
• Reef line led back to helmsman
• Cunningham takle
• Adjustable backstay
• Total sail are upwind: 882 sqft

• 2 x two speed Harken 40 Self tailing Electric winches for main
• 2 x two speed Harken 34 self tailing winches for genoa
• 1x fully-battened mainsail
• 1x self tacking jib with Furlex electric furler.
• 1x Code0 – new never used

• Furlex electric furler
• Lazy Jack
• Headfoil forestay
• Karver fuler and sheets for Code0

Covers & Canvas:
• Full deck cover.
• Large, boom length sun awning.

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC electric reversing anchor windlass
• Anchor and chain
• Recessed mooring cleats
• Fenders and warps

Safety equipment:
• Medical kit
• 4x foam life jackets.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Viewing arrangements

Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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